Class 1 - 1900-17: The Aristocratic Years - Rachmaninov/Scriabin/Stravinsky/The Czars
Class 2 - 1917-25 The Revolutionary Years - Myakovsky/Prokofiev/Lenin/Shostakovich the Prodigy
Class 3 - 1925-1929 The Jazz and Cocktail Age - Joplin/Armstrong/Ellington/Tin Pan Alley/The Roaring 20's/Shostakovich in his 20's.
Class 4 - 1929-1936: The Years of Full Employment - The Great Depression/Communist Prosperity/Shostakovich's First and Early Peak
Class 5 - 1936-39: The First Purge - Stalin/Shostakovich Becoming the Voice of An Entire World
Class 6 - 1939-45: The Great Patriotic War - The Soviets at War/The World at War/Shostakovich in Wartime
Class 7 - 1945-53: The Second Purge - Late Stalin/Showtrials/Iron Curtain/Shostakovich in Inner Exile
Class 9 - 1953-61: The Agonies of Joining the Party - Khrushchev/'The Thaw'/Shostakovich Joins the Communist Party
Class 10 - 1961-69: The Counterculture - The Young Generation of Soviets/High Modernism/Rock and Roll/The Aging Shostakovich
Class 11 - 1970-75: Mortality - Brezhnev/The Elderly Shostakovich/Britten and 'Delvig'
Class 12 - 1975- : The Fusion - Fall of the Soviet Union/Music Since Shostakovich/The Russian Resurgence